Dentist CE Requirements

StateHours of CE RequiredCategories of CE RequiredHow Monitored (attestation or audit)Content Required in Each CategoryNational CE Providers Enumerated in LawLive CE RequiredOnline CE LimitsLinks to Dental Board Website
Alabama20 every yrattestation and auditCPR, Infectious Disease ControlADA, NDA, ADHA, NDHA, ADAAhttps://www.dentalboard.org/
Alaska32 every 2 yrsattestationCPRADA, ADHA, AGDhttps://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofDentalExaminers.aspx/
Arizona72 every 3 yrsattestation and auditChemical Dependency which may include smoking cessation (3 hours); Infectious Diseases or Infectious Disease Control (3 hours); CPR, ACLS, and PALS (3 hours) Dental Jurisprudence (3 hours)https://dentalboard.az.gov/
Arkansas42 every 2 yrsattestation and auditCPR - 3 hours; Infectious Diseases or Infectious Disease Control - 3 hours;  Chemical Dependency (may include tobacco cessation) - 3 hourshttps://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/arkansas-state-board-of-dental-examiners
California50 evry 2 yrsauditInfection Control - 2 hours; California Dental Practice Act - 4 hours; Basic Life Support - 4 hours maxCERP, AGD-PACEhttps://www.dhbc.ca.gov/
Colorado30 every 2 yrsauditBasic Life Support (2 hours max)CERP, PACE, AMA-PRA, CODA institutions BLS only: AHA, ASHI, ARChttps://dpo.colorado.gov/Dental
Connecticut25 every 2 yrsattestation and auditInfection Control Prescribing Controlled Substances and Pain ManagementADA, National specialty orgs, AGD, CODA accredited schools and programs, national medical associations, ACGMEhttps://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Connecticut-State-Dental-Commission/Connecticut-State-Dental-Commission
Delaware50 every 2 yrsattestationInfection Control (2 hours) CPRADA, CERP, ADHA, ADAA, AGD, PACEhttps://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/dental/
Distict of Columbia25 every 2 yrsattestationCPR Infection Control (4 hours)CE programs administered or approved by a recognized national, state or local dentistry organization; health care organization; accredited health care facility; or an accredited college or universityhttps://dchealth.dc.gov/service/dentistry-licensing
Florida30 every 2 yrsauditCPR 2 hours Domestic Violence course is required every third biennial licensure renewal. HIV and AIDS course is required before first renewalADA, NDA, ADHA, NDHA, AGD, ARC, AHA, ACS, AMA-LCMEhttps://floridasdentistry.gov/
Georgia40 every 2 yrsauditCPR ADA, ADHA, AGD, NDA, VA, Armed Forces, AMA, NMA, JCAHO Hospitals CPR only: ARC, AHA, ASHI, NSC, EMS Safety Serviceshttps://gbd.georgia.gov/
Hawaii32 every 2 yrsauditBasic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (4 hours max, does not count toward clinical CE course requirements); Ethics course of at least 3 hoursAGD, ACCME, ADA, CERP, ADHA, AADH, ACPE, AHA, AMA, ARC, CODA, JCAHO Hospitals, Regional testing agencies BLS only: ARC and AHAhttps://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/dentist/
Illinois48 every 3 yrsauditBasic Life Support (4 hours max)ADA, NDA, CERP, ADHA, NDHA, AGD, ADSA, AHA, AMA, ACCME, NBCDLT, VAhttps://www.idfpr.com/profs/dentist.asp
Indiana20 every 2 yrsaudit2 hours which shall cover the following: Ethics Professional responsibility Indiana statutes and regulations governing licensure and practice of dentistsUS ED, Council or Post-Secondary Education, NDA, ADA, AGD, NDHA, ADHA, Council on Hospital Dental Services, AMA, JCAHO, Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations, Government agencies,https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/indiana-state-board-of-dentistry/
Iowa30 every 2 yrsattestation and auditCPR Dentists treating children must complete 2 hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous 5 years Dentists treating adults must complete 2 hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous 5 years Dentists who treat both children and adults must complete at least 2 hours of training on the identification and reporting of abuse in children and dependent adults in the previous 5 yearsHours of continuing education credit may be obtained by attending and participating in a continuing education activity, either previously approved by the board or which otherwise meets the requirement herein and is approved by the board pursuant to sub rule 24.3(5)https://dentalboard.iowa.gov/
Kansas60 every 2 yrsattestationBasic cardiac life support for the health care provider 2 hours in EthicsAny college or university, ADA, NDA, ADHA, NDHA, VA and armed forces if given at a US government facilityhttps://www.dental.ks.gov/
Kentucky30 every 2 yrsauditCPR HIV/AIDS 1.5 CE hours per year must be in the use of the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System, Pain Management, or Addiction Disorders (3 hours every 2 years)https://dentistry.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx
Louisiana40 every 2 yrsattestation and auditCPR Course "C", Basic Life support for Healthcare ProvidersADA, ADHA, AGD, NDA, CODA accredited dental programs, VA, AHA, ARC, ACCME, National dental societies and associationshttp://www.lsbd.org/
Maine40 every 2 yrsauditCPRADA, CODA, AMA, ADA societies, ADHA and societies, AGD, ACCMEhttps://www.maine.gov/dental/
Maryland 30 every 2 yrsauditCPR 2 hours Infection Control 2 hours; Abuse and Neglect (every other renewal period) 2 hours; Proper  prescribing and disposing of prescription drugs (every other renewal period)Accredited dental and dental hygiene schools, ADA, NDA, ADHA, NDHA, AMA, Amer Hosp Assoc, AHA, ARC, American Society of Dentistry for Children, ADA societies, AGD, VA, HHS, AMA specialty societieshttps://health.maryland.gov/dental/Pages/home.aspx
Massachusetts40 every 2 yrsattestationCPR/AED, or BLS Infection controlhttps://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-dentistry
Michigan60 every 3 yrsauditBasic Life Support Pain and Symptom ManagementAGD, PACE, ADA, CERP, DANB, AHA (CPR Only)https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27533---,00.html
Minnesota50 every 2 yrsauditCPR Self assessment exam (provided by the board)https://mn.gov/boards/dentistry/
Mississippi40 every 2 yrsattestationCPRADA, AGD, NDAhttps://www.dentalboard.ms.gov/
Missouri50 every 3 yrsattestation and auditCPRADA, ADA specialties, AGD, NDA, AMA, AOA, CODA schools, CERP, PACE, Government agencies and military, JCAHO Hospitals, ARC, AHA, CRDTS, DANBhttps://pr.mo.gov/dental.asp
Nevada40attestationCPR; Infection control (4 hours)ADA, ADA societies, ADHA, ADHA societies, AGD, Any university, college or community college, Any hospital accredited by JCAHOhttps://dental.nv.gov/
New Hampshire40 every 2 yrsauditBLSADA, AGD, ADHA, Dental schools, Hospital sponsored courses, Government health agencies and health institutions BLS0HCP courses only: ARC, NSC, ASHIhttps://www.oplc.nh.gov/dental/
New Jersey40 every 2 yrsauditCPRhttps://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/den
New Mexico 60 every 3 yrsauditCPR; Infection Control; Pain Management (3 hours)US ED, ACCMEhttps://www.rld.nm.gov/boards-and-commissions/individual-boards-and-commissions/dental-health-care-overview/
New York60 every 3 yrsattestation and audit2 hrs: chemical and related effects and usage of tobacco and tobacco products; 3 hours: dental jurisprudence and ethics, laws and regulationsCERPhttp://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/
North Carolina15audit1 hour shall consist of a course designed to address prescribing practices, including instruction on controlled substance prescribing practices and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management Courses to maintain CPR certification shall not count toward CE hoursCERP, AGD, national associationshttps://www.ncdentalboard.org/
North Dakota32 every 2 yrs2 hours of ethics or jurisprudence. Passing the laws and rules examination is the equivalent of 2 hours of ethics or jurisprudence; 2 hours of infection control; CPRhttps://www.nddentalboard.org/
Ohio40 every 2 yrsattestation and auditADA, NDA, ADHA, NDHA, AGD, JCAHO accredited colleges and universitieshttps://dental.ohio.gov/
Oklahoma60 every 3 yrsattestation and auditCPR and Ethicshttps://www.ok.gov/dentistry/
Oregon40 every 2 yrsaudit3 hours must be related to medical emergencies in a dental office; All dentists licensed by the Oregon Board of Dentistry will complete a one-hour pain management course specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon health Authority 2 hours Infection Controhttps://www.oregon.gov/dentistry/Pages/index.aspx
Pennsylvania30 every 2 yrsauditBasic Life SupportCERP, ADA specialty associations, ADA, ADAA, NDA, NDHA, AMA, AOMA, ANA, AGD, VA, NIH, US HHS, US military serviceshttps://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Dentistry/Pages/default.aspx
Rhode Island60 every 3 yrsattestation and audit1 hour training on OSHA's Blood borne Pathogen Standards; Basic Cardiac Life Supporthttps://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=251
South Carolina28 every 2 yrsauditCPR (every 3 years); Sterilization and Infection Control (2 hours)ADA, ADHA, AGD, ADAA, NADL, ADA specialties, ADA accredited dental schoolshttps://llr.sc.gov/bod/
South Dakota100 every 5 yrsauditCPRCODAhttps://www.sdboardofdentistry.org/
Tennessee40 every 2 yrsattestation and auditCPR; Chemical Dependency (2 hours)ADA, AGD, ADHA, NDA, NDHA, ADAA, FEMA CPR only: ARC, AHAhttps://www.tn.gov/content/tn/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/dentistry-board.html
Texas12auditCPR Every 3 years must pass jurisprudence examCERP, ADA, AGD, ADHA, AMA, NDA, NDHA, SMS, AOA, WREB, AADH, ADEA, AHA, DANBhttps://tsbde.texas.gov/
Utah30 every 2 yrsauditCPRADA, ADHA, government agencies, professional associations and societies, recognized schoolshttps://dopl.utah.gov/dental/index.html
Vermont30auditCPR; Emergency Office ProceduresADA, ADHA, ADAA, CODA, CERP, AGD, PACEhttps://sos.vermont.gov/dental-examiners/
Virginia15attestationCPRADA, ADHA, ADAA, ADA specialties, ACCME, AGD, US ED accredited schools, JCAHO institutions and hospitals, AHA, ARC, American Safety and Health Institute, American Cancer Society, medical schools accredited by the AMA LCME, COADA schools, DANBhttps://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Dentistry/
Washington21auditCPRADA, AGD, NDA, ADHA, NDHA, ADA specialties and branch societieshttps://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/DentalHygienist
West Virginia35 every 2 yrsauditAt least 2 hours in one or more of the following: Infection Control and/or Occupational Hazards, oral effects of tobacco use, or oral effects of substance abuse; Basic Life Support; At least 3 hours of CE regarding drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training and training in prescribing and administration of an opioid antagonistADA, NDA, ADHA, NDHA, AMA, American Hospital Association, ARC, AHA, ADA societies, AGD, VA, USUS, USD HHS, DOJ agencies, study clubshttps://wvbodprod.glsuite.us/GLSuiteWeb/Clients/WVBOD/StaticFiles/home.aspx
Wisconsin30 every 2 yrsattestation and auditCPRAny  https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/BoardsCouncils/Dentistry/Default.aspx